Legendary German guitarist Wolf Hoffmann (ACCEPT) unveiled his first signature guitar at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Dubbed "Made In Germany", the six-string guitar was developed and manufactured according to Wolf's needs and is now available from Framus as a signature model.
"Growing up in Germany, everybody had a Framus guitar at one point or another and I could have never anticipated that one day I would be friends with Hans Peter Wilfer, the man behind the rebirth of his father's legendary brand," Wolf told Metal Shock Finland's chief editor, Mohsen Fayyazi. "I had no idea what an amazing company they really are until I went to their factory and saw first hand the unbelievable craftsmanship and quality they deliver. I am happy and proud to introduce my first signature guitar, a real 'Heavy Metal Axe' — made in Germany!"
Video footage of Wolf demonstrating his guitar at NAMM can be seen below.
* Curved Bodyshape
* Available as right-handed
* Sperzel Trim-Lok machine heads
* Locking nut
* Maple neck
* Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
* Illuminated Side-Dots
* Block / Pyramid inlays
* Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
* 24 small and high frets, Nickelsilver (Width: 2 mm / Height: 1.3 mm) rounded edges
* IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology + Plek Fretwork
* Maple body
* Active EMG 81 pickups (bridge), EMG SA pickups (neck)
* Passive electronic with singlecoilboost in Electronics compartment
* Volume control
* 3-way switch
* Original Floyd Rose with FU-Tone.com Brass big Block
* Warwick security locks
* Black hardware
* Strings (.010" - .046")
* Including Framus “User Kit”
* Including "RockCase" Deluxe Line (RC 10825 SA F)
* Individually issued certifi cate of authenticity
* Weight: 3.7 kg
For more information, visit Framus.de.
In 1997, Hoffmann released the solo album "Classical", which consists of rock renditions of classical pieces, including "Bolero" and "Habanera". Furthermore, Wolf contributed to former SKID ROW vocalist Sebastian Bach's solo album "Bring 'Em Bach Alive!", and can also be heard on a 2002 album entitled "Randy Rhoads Tribute", released in Japan.
ACCEPT reformed with Hoffmann on board in 2009. Their comeback album, "Blood Of The Nations", saw a release on August 20, 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. A follow-up album entitled "Stalingrad", which also received much praise by the press, came out last year.